I recently reformatted my Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7380 with the Windows 8 installation CD. When choosing which partition to reformat, there was also an HDD recovery partition that I chose to leave alone as I wasn't sure if that would cause issues. Once Windows 8 finished installing, I then proceeded to download/install the Windows Updates that were available. I then updated to Windows 8.1 and, upon completion of that installion and reboot, have since been getting the SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED (athbwx.sys) blue screens. I tried reformatting again, still leaving alone the HDD recovery partition, and still the same resulting BSOD upon updating to Windows 8.1.
The only way I can keep from getting the BSOD is to disable my wireless. As soon as I can get access to a Ethernet cable, I will post the minidump files and any other system specs needed.
Edit: it is worth noting that I had similar issues prior to reformatting, with both the Qualcomm Atheros and nVidia GeForce drivers. I became tired of trying to solve the issues myself (and had read that similar issues could have been due to a virus of some sort) so I thought reformatting would solve things.
Edited by Interior Crocogator, 29 December 2014 - 02:43 PM.